Environmental Science Program at SUNY Plattsburgh
Do you care about the future of our environment?
If you are curious about science and nature, enjoy working with people, and are interested in working to study and preserve the environment by developing a sustainable future for the Earth, then come learn with us in the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES).
Did You Know?
SUNY Plattsburgh established one of the first undergraduate environmental science programs in the U.S.
We offer four degree programs in environmental science. With over 200 students and seventeen faculty members, CEES offers a great diversity of courses with small class sizes.
State-of the Art Facilities
The center provides students with access to state-of-the-art laboratory and field facilities, including:
- Remote Sensing and GIS laboratories
- The Ecosystem Studies Field laboratory
- The Lake Champlain Research Institute with limnological research vessels
- Environmental Chemistry laboratories
AESP at the Miner Institute
Students are encouraged to participate in our Applied Environmental Science Program, an off-campus residential semester at the Miner Institute that prepares students for careers in environmental science. Read more about CEES at Miner Institute.
Many programs limit research to graduate students. CEES provides numerous opportunities for undergraduate students — as well as graduates — to participate in faculty-mentored research projects.
Dual-Major to Spend Summer Interning for NASA
Some say the sky's the limit — unless you’re junior environmental science and geology major Patrick Montuori. For him, the sky’s just the beginning.
Montuori was one of 32 students nationwide — and was the only student from a SUNY school — selected to intern last summer with NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program.
Taking to the Sky
The program’s orientation at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, Calif. began July 14, 2015. After the first week, Montouri was placed into one of three groups to focus his research on either air quality, oceanography or forest ecology, collecting in-flight data in the process. Doing airborne research, he got to use instruments that sample and measure atmospheric gases and study land and water surfaces. Montuori said he was most excited to actually get his hands on the tools. Read more.
Questions, Comments, Suggestions?
If you would like more information about environmental science at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267